GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
Government Security News is pleased to announce the winners of its GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards program, which were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by leading vendors of IT and physical security products and federal, state, county and municipal government agencies, highlighting their most noteworthy programs and projects.
The 2013 awards program was made possible by generous sponsorships from BRS Laboratories, Cardinal Point Strategies, Objectivity, Vanguard Integrity Professionals and Wave Systems.
Cooper Notification, a unit of Eaton, has introduced a holistic line of Internet Protocol (IP) network-based Mass Notification Systems (MNS). The newest solution from the company’s ALERiTY line of unified interoperable platform offers WAVES over IP (WoIP) for emergency communications.
The Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee, a committee that provides advice to DHS on all aspects of the HSIN, will meet virtually through an online Web conference on December 17, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern time. The Web session will be open to members of the public, who can listen to the discussion by visiting https://share.dhs.gov/hsinac
The FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council, a federal advisory committee, is planning to meet in Washington, DC, on December 4 to hear from its various working groups about emergency warning systems, 9-1-1 location accuracy, distributed denial-of-services (DDoS), and cybersecurity best practices.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has purchased 2,000 specialized voice translation apps from Fremont, CA-based Integrated Wave Technologies, Inc.
The Miltrans app provides approximately 350 phrases in over 50 languages to enable front-line military personnel to communicate with non-English-speaking people. This application was based on IWT’s highly successful Voice Response Translator (VRT) used by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Special Operations Forces and Coast Guard.
Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, MI, regained normal communications capabilities in the northern Great Lakes region on November 19, following outages throughout the region as a result of storms.
Restored communication capabilities include Rescue 21 coverage throughout northern Lake Michigan, northern Lake Huron and all of Lake Superior.
IP audio and control specialist Barix has promoted Frank Frederiksen to chief operating officer following a successful 15 months as vice president of product marketing and strategy.
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